Saturday, October 16, 2010

Onion Fritters

it is said that the first six years of your life are the most important - when everything that happens around you leaves an impression on you. i am sure food falls into that category as well. i have long-standing loves that have their roots in childhood memories. and as you might have guessed, these fritters are one such love :) my earliest (and fondest) memories are from the times when i used to spend my summer vacations with my grandparents. these fritters were a common mid-afternoon snack there, made especially to indulge me. i have fond memories of listening to the sounds of the batter hitting the oil while i waited to sample these little yummies. and a while later, my grandma would come out with a plate full of fritters. hot, cripsy and tasty - need i say more? :) despite the years that have passed since then and the increasing number of foods i have come to like, these remain one of my favourite comfort foods. fry some up today and serve them as appetisers or with tea - given that they are very easy to make, you don't have to worry about the time factor. and after the first bite, im sure you'll be left craving for more :)

Ingredients:
2 medium onions cut into full or half rings (*you can use other veges as well - just google for options!)
1-1/2 cups Chickpea flour (besan)
1 tbsp Rice flour
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
A pinch Baking soda
Salt, to taste
Oil for deep frying
Water

Making the Onion Fritters:
Pour sufficient oil into a saucepan and put on medium heat until it is ready for frying. Mix the chickpea flour, rice flour, red chilli powder, baking soda and salt until it is well blended - if you can, sift the mixture to ensure everything is evenly distributed. Add water bit by bit and mix until you have a thick batter - make sure there are no lumps in the batter though. Take a couple of onion slices, dip into the batter, slosh it around a bit until thickly coated and then quickly drop it into the oil - be careful though. (*Note: "drop" doesnt mean throwing it in from a height; that's just plain dangerous!) If you are planning to fry more than one at a time, keep your ladle on hand to seperate the pieces that stick together. Fry the fritters until they turn golden brown all over, remove and drain on kitchen towels - and serve right up! :)

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7 comments:

Priya

Yumm, crispy fritters makes me drool..

PJ

We love these fritters and especially more so on cold winter evenings with a cup of hot Chai..Bliss....

Cynthia

You know, this is one of those things I keep meaning to make but someone how have never gotten around to it. It looks like such a great snack.

Yamini

@Priya: u echo my sentiments exactly! :)
@PJ: i love to pair these with chai too, especially on rainy days :)
@Cynthia: i think this is a sign that you should get down and make them as soon as possible! :) im sure u'll love it!

Quay Po Cooks

This is a great snacks. I add this to the rojak and it adds a kick to the dish!

sanju

Love your onion fritters.

Mrs K

Are you kiddin me...these devils are my favorite and I always want more of these after having eaten a plate full:) I have lived in Gurgaon before relocating to the states.So it was fun going through your posts:)

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